Thursday, December 21, 2006

I just hope this doesn't cause some sort of snag in the space-time continuum or something

...bring about meteor crashes, whatever it is that screwing around with chain letter formulae and so forth is supposed to do.

anyway i've been tagged again for a meme i already did once--by acumen, and by Adorable Girlfriend, and by Irrational Point.

Since it's an easy meme--the turn to page 123 of the nearest book, scroll down to the fifth sentence, next three sentences--and since i am too lazy and preoccupied at the moment to write out any of the more substantial posts i have gestating, i'ma do it again.

I decided that weekend that I was going to work in Stamford, save money, and go to Mexico. I could do that, I thought, by conserving on food, which would be no big thing since I couldn't cook in my room anyway. I found a supermarket and bought five cans of Mooseabec sardines, a loaf of bread, and five cans of Campbell's pepperpot soup, my alltime favorite.

--Audre Lorde, "Zami: A New Spelling of my Name"

I tag whomever the spirit so moves


Tom Nolan said...

I just hope this doesn't cause some sort of snag in the space-time continuing or something. - BD

Yeah, yeah, just keep joking about it. The day you meet yourself coming out of the bathroom, as I did after putting my clock back an hour on account of daylight saving, you'll be laughing on the other side of your face.

Roy said...

I'll bite, because I'm at work, and I am bored in the last hour before vacation.

"One of the problems with positioning an unrepeated background image relative to the page is that the background image scrolls with the page. The background-attachment property allows you to specify whether a background image will remain fixed or scroll with the page. The fixed value causes the background image to be fixed relative to the browser window's background and the scroll value causes it to scroll (scroll is the default)."

Thrilling, isn't it?
What do you expect from the guy at work? ;)

Daisy said...

I'll do it, since it's a snow day and I have nothing to do. I'll even do it twice, because I'm perfectly equidistant from two of my favorite books. :)

I think there is very much a case for a lot of the EC Comics materials being post-Holocaust. You had a bunch of Jewish creators who were very aware of the fragility of life. Because there were themes that ran through these things and anti-prejudice was one of them.

(quote from Neil Gaiman in The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, by Steven Lee Beeber)


Then she took hold of his horns and drew him towards her, slowly, half laughing and half crying, pressing her face against the white diamond at the bridge of his nose. "You did what?"

Dad's nostrils flared; he lowered his head and pawed at the caked dirt.

(from St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russel)

Roy said...

Re: The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, by Steven Lee Beeber

I'm intrigued- I'm going to have to look into this. I picked up Foul Play: The Art and Artists of EC Comics a little while ago, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

belledame222 said...

Hey, cool, welcome, Roy.

I'm intrigued by "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," myself.

Victoria Marinelli said...

You asked earlier re: the etiquette around repeat memes and I had no clue. Also (heh, as you might have guessed), I really have no grasp on basic matters of etiquette. (And, I almost always ignore memes. I only did that one last week because of A) who was doing the meme-ing and B) Anything else I might have been in a mood to blog about would have gotten me in trouble.)

But if you have good books like these lying about, no harm, certainly, in answering the question twice.

Daisy said...

I don't know if you're one of those people who likes short stories and/or magical realism, Belle, but if you are, St. Lucy's Home for Girls by Wolves is easily the best work of fiction I've read all year.

R. Mildred said...

magical realism


Has everyone seen that hp lovecraft/sherlock holmes crossover/fusion short story by Teh Gaiman that is floating around the interwebs? Or shall I go retrieve that from the Bellatry's files.

Also, while it's almost a segue, belle, where's that post you wrote about prof jensen again? I kinda need to refer to it to get that male rape post written so that I can blog about other things.


belledame222 said...

o yes, "A Study in Emerald." lurves that one.

i'll have to look for that one, daisy, thanks.

R. Jensen post: sure, gimme a second.

belledame222 said...

this one, i think.

btw, the new Technorati "search this blog" function apparently works! i just learned.

K. said...

I'm taking up the cause.

Alon Levy said...

Assuming you mean sentences 6-8 rather than 5-7:

Louisiana, one of the Access to Recovery states, received $22.8 million to fund voucher-based drug treatment. The state contracted with Tonja Myles to train other faith-based providers to obtain state licenses and use the vouchers. The voucher system meant that the government would now pay to put people through Free Indeed, the state-funded outpatient clinic Myles had just opened.

Despite the socioeconomic overtones, this is actually from Kingdom Coming.

Speaking of memes, you've been tagged for another.

belledame222 said...

Aiyieeeee! okay.

i figured it was sentences 6-8, too; but your guess is as good as mine.